|Group D||Thoughts by Red Deer Lake & Dr. Gibson Students||Response by Millarville Students|
|It will be easy for me to solve this math question because I can talk to my dad because he is a math teacher and knows a lot about square metres.||It is a good idea to talk to people who are not in your class to get ideas. Math does not just happen in the classroom with your teachers and classmates. You can talk to your parents because they probably use Math every day and they don't even go to school like we do.|
I know how to solve this problem because we just subdivided our land and I can ask my dad. Does half of the land have to be "half of the land" or can it be a whole bunch of land put together to make a half?
|Yes 1/2 does not have to be all in one piece. You can have many pieces and when they add up they make a 1/2.|
|Square metres does not have to be "square" it can be any shape that you want it to be. It takes a longer time to figure this out but it does not have to be square.||It can be any shape that you want it to be. You could have a square or a rectangle or a triangle. Some of the shapes will be easier than others to plan out a development.|
|How close to the river should we build? Should we keep the forest?||You should not build too close to the river because it does sometimes flood and this would be bad for your house. We think that you should be at least 50 m back from the river. The forest is part of the natural area and should be kept as a forest.|
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